Once again, the Second Amendment debate is front and center in the news. Whenever people violate the rules of human decency, exposing foundational flaws in our society even a turnip knows will never be fixed with some new law, people scream for action. “Just do something!”
Predictably, the “do something” drumbeat points to proposed new gun laws and a challenge to the Second Amendment in principle. Then the pontificating begins (from those who’ve not read seven syllables of writings by our country’s founders) with, let’s say, creative and again predictable, hot takes.
“The founders never envisioned fully semi-automatic weapons.”
“The founders weren’t okay with people going out and buying cannons.”
And my personal favorite: “The Second Amendment itself says guns are supposed to be ‘well regulated’ so the founders clearly understood, and welcomed, government control over firearms usage and ownership.”